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Recruitment Center Opens on Palace Square

Published: May 8, 2014 (Issue # 1809)



  • New military personnel are being sought through a mobile recruitment center located on Palace Square during the Victory Day holidays.
    Photo: Vladimir Filonov / SPT

On Wednesday, a recruitment center where St. Petersburg residents can sign up for military service was opened on Palace Square. Until Friday, those wishing to enlist can take preliminary tests to assess their fitness for army life. According to a representative of the Western Military District, those young men who sign a contract with the services will have a chance to take part in the anniversary celebrations of Victory Day to be held on Palace Square on May 9, 2015.

The mobile enlistment center began working this morning, said the representative. Residents of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region will be interviewed and asked their preferences regarding the branch of service to which they would like to enlist. Upon successfully passing the initial assessment, testing they will be sent for a medical examination and physical training. At the Recruitment officers will discuss the differences between the different branches of the armed forces with potential recruits.

Contract soldiers from St. Petersburg are sent to serve across Russia, although, of course, their wishes about where they want to serve are taken into account. Those who serve, for example, in the brigade in Kamenka [in the Leningrad Oblast] will take part in the Victory Day parade on May 9, 2015," the military spokesperson added.

The mobile recruitment center will operate on Palace Square from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through May 9.





 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Monday, Sept. 1


Today marks the beginning of Lermontov-Fest, a fall festival celebrating the life of one of Russias most remarkable poets who, in a fate eerily similar to Pushkins, was killed in a duel at the age of 26. Organized by the Lermontov Library System, the next several months will see art exhibitions, concerts and public lectures focusing on the Lermontovs short yet prolific career. Check the Lermontov Library Systems website for more details.



Tuesday, Sept. 2


Join expats and practice your Russian during the Russian Clubs weekly meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. The club is free to participate in although you need to be a registered member of Couchsurfing.



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